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barring

[ bahr-ing ]
/ ˈbɑr ɪŋ /
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preposition
excepting; except for: Barring accidents, I'll be there.
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Origin of barring

First recorded in 1475–85; bar1 + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for barring

barring
/ (ˈbɑːrɪŋ) /

preposition
unless (something) occurs; except forbarring rain, the match will be held tomorrow
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